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Faculty Opening:
Director, Digital Scholarship Services
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks an innovative and dynamic 
leader for the position of Director, Digital Scholarship Services. 
The Director will provide leadership for mature and evolving digital 
services and programs at the University of Virginia Library, ensuring 
that the University retains its international reputation as a 
cultural center for digital scholarship.

Environment:  The University of Virginia Library 
(<> is an 
international leader in digital library research and development that 
enables digital scholarship.  Recognized for innovative customer 
service and the strength and variety of its collections, the Library 
system consists of twelve libraries with independent libraries for 
health sciences, law, and business. The 15 libraries support 12,000 
undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty. 
The University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving 
diversity among faculty and staff. The Neoclassical buildings of 
founder Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village still serve as the 
center of the University's Grounds 
and as a unique backdrop for teaching, learning, and research.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian 
for Production and Technology Services, the Director, Digital 
Scholarship Services will provide strategic direction and oversight 
to a full suite of services that support and sustain digital 
scholarship as well as programs that facilitate interdisciplinary 
scholarship both locally and internationally.  Services include the 
Scholars' Lab, where scholars seek technical consulting, programming 
assistance, intellectual property advising, and instructional 
services for pursuing digital scholarship; digital publishing and 
digitization services for collecting and sustaining digital 
scholarship; and a fellowship program to support graduate students 
using digital scholarship in pursuit of their degrees.  The Director 
will serve as primary liaison and facilitate communication within the 
Library and among University entities engaged in digital scholarship 
activities, and will represent the University nationally and 
internationally at appropriate conferences, seminars, and scholarly 

Qualifications:  Master's degree in library science or advanced 
degree in the humanities or social sciences. Significant and 
progressively responsible experience engaging in digital scholarly 
activities in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts at a 
major academic research institution.  Evidence of successful 
leadership and experience in managing and supervising others, 
demonstrated commitment to service excellence, ability to work 
cooperatively and maintain effective, creative, and flexible working 
relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and 
students.  Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication 
skills. A record of flexibility, creativity, and commitment to 
diversity, mentoring and developing staff. Evidence of research or 
publication in digital humanities as well as participation in 
national or international committees and collaborative efforts.

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive depending on qualifications. This 
position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, 
including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement 
plans. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2007 and will 
continue until the position is filled.  Send, in print or electronic 
format, a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses 
(including e-mail), and phone numbers of three references to: Mr. 
Alan R. Napier ([log in to unmask]), Director of Library Human 
Resources, Alderman Library, PO Box 400876, University of Virginia, 
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4114.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural 
diversity. The University actively encourages applications and 
nominations from members of underrepresented groups.